For many people — especially first-time homebuyers — the process of buying a home can seem a little off-putting. To the unaware, it can look as if a huge financial fire-pit will swallow up unsuspecting newbies, especially if they don’t have a guiding hand.
While it’s not that dramatic in real life, there is a bit of truth to the notion that there are things you can do to avoid unnecessary hiccups and make the process so much smoother.
This blog looks at 3 of those hiccups, with advice to keep you from falling into a new home booby-trap! Let’s get started.
Ignoring life’s little pleasures
When getting pre-qualified for a mortgage, lenders look for what you technically can afford based on a high-level review of income…